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Some topological tools in two-dimensional dynamics

Boyland, P (University of Flordia)
Thursday 19 July 2012, 11:30-12:30

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


TOD Introductory Seminar

We informally survey various topological/dynamical tools which have proved useful in two-dimensional fluid dynamics and other applications. These include braids, isotopy classes, the Thurston-Nielsen trichotomy, pseudo-Anosov maps, topological growth rates and isotopy stability of dynamics. All definitions and hopefully a physical intuition will be provided.


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